Janelle, a writer friend of mine suggested this exercise using a list of “meme” questions. One is to answer the questions from the point of view of your character. So here’s my attempt. Anyone else up for the challenge?
WHO ARE YOU? (A Character Meme…by Anansi the spider)
1.) What are your nicknames? ’Nansi, Bru’ ’Nansi, Brer Anansi. No matta wha’ deh call me, deh all know who I is.
2.) What game show and/or reality show would you like to be on? Iron Chef, Rachel Ray…anyting to do wid cookin’ or eatin’ food.
3.) What was the first movie you bought on a VHS or DVD? Wha’ deh hell is dem ting?
4.) What is your favorite scent. FOOD.
5.) If you had a million dollars that you could only spend on yourself, what would you do with it? I’d build me a big, big house, wid a big, big kitchen and I’d fill it wid enough food so’s I’d neva be hungry again.
6.) What one place have you visited that you can’t forget, and want to go back to? My gran’mudda kitchen.
7.) Do you trust easily? Do you know who you talkin’ to? I is ANANSI. If you tink I goin’ trus’ someone like Tiger…well, nuttin’ ’tal go so.
8.) Do you generally think before you act, or act before you think? It all depen’ on deh situation. Sometime I got no time to tink up a plan. Sometimes I got to act quick.
9.) Is there anything that has made you unhappy these days? Deh only ting make me unhappy is when deh ain’t enough food to fill my belly.
10.) Do you have a good body image? I is deh mos’ handsome spider in all deh world.
11.) What is your favorite fruit? Oh now, dis one hard. I like dem all, you know, like mango, guava, sugar apple, tam’rind, genip, sour sop, hog plum, mammie apple….
12.) What websites do you visit daily? I love de ones up in de rafters. I go deh every day. Deh ones in deh corners is deh bes’. Deh catch deh mos’ fly.
13.) What have you been seriously addicted to lately? I addicted to food any time o’ deh day or night.
14.) What kind of person do you think the person who tagged you is? Janelle? I tink Janelle may be almos’ as sma’t as me.
15.) What’s the last song that got stuck in your head? Dat would be yesterday when I put up Tiger in deh pot and I sta’ted singin’ “I got he now, I got he now. He taught he got me, but I got he now!” I fool he good!
16.) What’s your favorite item of clothing? I is a spider, wha’ I need clothes for?
17.) Do you think Rice Krispies are yummy? If deh food I sure to like dem.
18.) What would you do if you saw $100 lying on the ground? I’d take it up quick, quick and take all me frien’ out for a big fancy dinner.
19.) What items could you not go without during the day? My cookin’ pot and some food.
20.) What should you be doing right now? I should be tinkin’ up some way to sneak into Tiger kitchen and steal some o’ he food.